Residential fire in Penn Acres near New Castle injures multiple responders


Jeff Neilburg

Multiple firefighters were treated for injuries they suffered while responding to a residential fire in Penn Acres near New Castle on Thursday night.

One was taken to Christiana Hospital and was in stable condition after being treated for burns, the Office of the State Fire Marshal said late Thursday night in a statement.

Four others were evaluated for minor injuries at the scene and returned to duty.

The call came in around 8:45 p.m., and responders reported flames coming from the second story upon arrival. The fire was later reported under control at 9:12 p.m. after dozens of emergency personnel converged on the 300 block of E. Roosevelt Ave.

he house, which was damaged in a wind storm last summer, suffered significant damage from the fire, but none of its inhabitants was injured. The estimated damage was $300,000, according to the State Fire Marshal's Office. 

The American Red Cross was notified to provide emergency assistance for two adults and four children, officials said.

The fire remains under investigation to determine its cause and origin.

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